Some extraordinary prices at Whyte’s ‘Eclectic Collector’ sale last Saturday (14th May, 2016), but it was an unlikely candidate that stole the show: a well worn ten pound note from 1939 with an estimate of €1,200-1,500 was eventually knocked down for an incredible €10,500!
Above: Lot.306. a Currency Commission Consolidated Banknote ‘Ploughman’ Provincial Bank of Ireland Ten Pound note – sold for €10,500 against its pre-sale estimate of €1,200-1,500.
Left: Lot.50. Six Great Northern Railway excursion tickets to the Hill of Howth – used in the outward direction only on April 24, 1916 (the 1st day of the Rising) – the return trains to the city all being cancelled; sold for €420 against a pre-sale estimate of €250-300. Right: Lot.49. a Midland Great Western Railway 3rd class race day special ticket to Fairyhouse sold for €380 against a pre-sale estimate of €300-500. This is probably the highest price ever paid for an Irish railway ticket – I’m open to correction.
Anyway, for those interested the full results, including unsold lots still available, may be found here:
I’m off to scour my attic!
The well worn copy of the 1916 Proclamation (above) was the stellar attraction at the “Irish Political, Literary & Military History” Sale conducted by James Adam & Sons at their Dublin salesrooms yesterday, selling for €100,000 – a good €20,000 above its upper pre-sale estimate – with other items relating to 1916 also seeing keen interest. Surprisingly the superb RIC uniforms failed to sell but no doubt they will find their way into various collections in due course.
Full catalogue and results click here: SALE RESULTS